All students are welcome to participate in St. Kate's music ensembles. Each ensemble is one credit. Tuition for ensembles is waived for any student carrying a full course load of 12 or more credits in addition to the ensemble. All ensembles are listed in the course catalog with the designation MENS.
The Women’s Choir is the principal collegiate choral ensemble at St. Kate’s, under the direction of Patricia C. Connors. Membership is by audition. Choir members represent a variety of academic majors. The choir performs throughout the year, both on and off campus. By invitation, the Women's Choir has performed for state music conventions, with other college choirs in WomanVoice and on concert tours in the United States and abroad. The Women's Choir explores treble choir literature of every style period — but specializes in performing music by contemporary composers, particularly women composers.
For more information, call conductor Patty Connors at 651.690.6688.
St. Catherine Choral Society
This 70-80 voice mixed chorus combines the voices of students, faculty, staff and community members in performances of symphonic choral masterworks. The choral society's two annual concerts are performed in The O’Shaughnessy auditorium and other venues — accompanied by a professional symphony orchestra. Membership is by audition.
For more information, call conductor Patty Connors at 651.690.6688. Learn more about the Choral Society »
The Liturgical Choir serves the worshipping community of St. Kate’s at Sunday Eucharist, Advent Vespers, Baccalaureate Liturgy and other special celebrations throughout the school year. This choir — open to both singers and instrumentalists — learns, sings and plays a diverse repertoire of music for worship, representing many cultures, genres and styles. Students may sing in this choir on a participation-only basis by meeting on Sunday mornings before Liturgy. Those who join the choir for credit or who are majoring in Music in the Church meet on Wednesdays 3:30–5 p.m.
For more information, call director Lori True at 651.690.6028.
String Chamber Orchestra
In St. Kate's String Chamber Orchestra, students play side-by-side with seasoned professionals and explore a wide variety of string orchestral repertoire. Emphasis is placed on the refinement of standard stringed instrument technique, understanding of basic musical principles and orchestral discipline. Membership is by audition.
For more information, email conductor Ewa Bujak at email@example.com.
Join other flutists to perform standard flute choir repertoire, as well as seasonal and lighter numbers. Contact director Amy Morris at 651.690.6697.
Depending on student interest, small ensembles may form at St. Kate's with department support, including
- Madrigal singers (for Renaissance Christmas Feastes)
- Chamber ensembles (duos, trios and quartets)
If interested or for more information, contact Patty Connors at 651.690.6688.